This evening I finally set my new spindle down long enough to cast on the pair of socks that I'm hoping to have done by Wednesday evening. Since I want them to knit up quickly I didn't want to chose a fancy pattern or knit them entirely in ribbing. I did, however, want them to have some give in both width and length since I am making them to fit someone whose foot measurements I don't know exactly. I've settled on knitting 3 rows plain and then knitting one row of 2 x 2 ribbing. I'm pleased with the results so far.
The race is on.